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Many global health experts have for months been saying this outbreak constitutes a PHEIC.

“It was time to declare [an emergency] about 1,000 cases ago, so I certainly believe it is time to declare now,” said Rebecca Katz, director of the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University, in June.

An emergency declaration “is an unambiguous global statement that the situation is dire,” Tom Inglesby, director of the Center for Health Security of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, previously told Vox. It communicates “to high-income countries and donors that WHO needs much more help and that there are real dangers of the outbreak spreading further.”

…continue reading ‘The WHO Finally Declared a Public Health Emergency Over Ebola’

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